At first glance, the Epson Stylus Photo 895 may seem like a fairly basic photo inkjet printer, but it has a few tricks up its sleeve. It supports a wide variety of paper options, including rolls, and supports high-resolution output. Speeds are a bit slow, at up to 7.8 pages per minute for black and white, and 7.6 pages per minute for color, and the cost per page for Epson 895 printer ink isn't as low as some competing models.
The unit is fairly compact, at 8.3x18.4x10.1 inches, though its width of 18.4 inches might be more than some home users would expect. The machine weighs just 11.7 pounds without the Stylus Photo 895 ink cartridges installed. The vertical paper tray can hold up to 100 sheets, but there is also an optional roll feeder that can handle roll paper types, something not often seen in a compact inkjet model.
There are only four buttons, four navigation buttons, and a simple display on the device, so even though the unit includes memory card slots, users have no way to preview their images. The display is a bit difficult to navigate as well, but does a decent job of standalone printing.
Epson makes up for this awkwardness with very well-designed software, however. The PhotoQuicker software helps users organize and print photos quickly, for example, and also supports N-up printing and other advanced layouts that can even help reduce the usage of Stylus Photo 895 printer ink.
Prices for Epson 895 ink are fairly average for an affordable home machine. With yields of 220 pages for the color supply and 370 pages for the black Epson 895 ink cartridge, users may find the cost per page is a bit disappointing, especially if they do a lot of printing.
Overall, the Epson 895 has a solid design, decent speeds, and high-quality output. The quirky layout of the control panel may frustrate some users, but the excellent included software should be able to achieve the right result.
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